To much nicotine?

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  1. walshfx

    walshfx New Member

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    Hey everyone, so I started vaping about 3 months ago and because I live in Australia we aren't allowed to buy ejuice with nicotine, unless its from overseas and shipped here. So I've gone all this time nicotine free and smoke free too, however I've been skipping fun shit to do with my mates cause I don't want to smoke when Im pissed, so I got some ejuice on the way with nic, 3 flavours are 6mg and 2 are 8mg. I used to smoke 8 to 12 mg smokes so i figured that will do. I use a sub ohm coil on a smok pro colour. Just wondering if ive gone to strong with the nicotine?
     
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    inspects Squonkamaniac Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Everyone has different tolerances, I use 6-8mg too...in all attys, even the modfather at 150 watts.

    Can you buy zero nic in the same flavor, cut it if it's too much nic?
     
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    I should have worded my question better. Is the tolerance for vaping in terms of nicotine mg the same as smoking?

    E.g. If a guy smoked 8mg cigs would an 8mg juice be harsher or similar in throat hit?

    Thanks for your reply btw.
     
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    inspects Squonkamaniac Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    I have no idea, they don't label the nic in smokes in the US.
     
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    Hello I will try to help you, though please take my answers with a grain of salt, as I likely have no idea what I am talking about, but figure to give it a shot.

    From what I can tell of Australian cigarettes, (when my brother gets online I may be able to clarify my findings) the mg measurement is the amount of tar, not nic in the cigarettes. (Though this may vary on brand) At 8mg tar, is 0.8mg of nic, which is about equal to a draw from 8mg nic juice, it should be similar to the cigarettes you were smoking. though the 6mg may undershoot. But you should know, that nic is likely going to make you sick after not having it for three months, and will likely be stronger to you now. If you had continued to smoke cigarettes regularly, I think the 8mg would be similar. Best of luck, hope I helped some. ^

    Source>>http://www.tobaccoinaustralia.org.a...labelling-of-tar-nicotine-and-carbon-monoxide
     
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    Thanks mate, what i done was, ive ordered the same flavour juive with zero nic so i can mix them together to take it down to 3 mgs!
     
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    Sounds good, remember though I may be wrong, I know you can mix nic amounts, hopefully you find the TH you are searching for, best of luck to you sir. :bunny:
     
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    Thanks again for your reply! Have a good one Bunny
     
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    If they are too strong, you can always dilute with VG! You were smart getting those strengths - anything over 4 my is too harsh for me but I'm into huge RTA coils and "clouds bro clouds" lol, I did used to use 6mg when I used subohm tanks
     
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    8 mg/ml in an high volume cloud maker will give you the same as many full flavor cigs. go with the lower one for clouds, the higher nic for mouth to lung hits.

    The goal is to stop the nic jones and get you off the coffin nails.
     
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    Yeah i just bought the same flavours in zero nicotine and ill mix them together 50/50 so tge nic content should go to 3mg (whats an RTA coil? )
     
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    Yep exactly, a packet of 25 cigarettes in Australia is $39 AUD after the latest tax hike. Plus they kill you, which is shit also.
     
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    an RTA is a rebuild able Tank Atomizer.
     
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    at that price, I'm surprised people don't grow their own bright Burley.
     
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    AndriaD Shine on, you crazy... VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    There really isn't any direct comparison. i smoked for nearly 40 yrs, but when I started vaping, I had to use 6mg -- in a cigalike! -- or it made me sick as a goat. What you get from just-plain-nicotine is quite different from nicotine-plus-1000s-of-toxins.

    Andria
     
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    Hi friend, as i know, the nicotine content of 8mg juice is lower than it should be. So it will not be harsher.
     
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    Agreed. But it goes to show how countries all take a different tack on all kinds of things...

    We can grow tobacco for personal use... and they can distill their own spirits. ;)
     
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    There is no one I pity more than an Australian with a nicotine addiction stay strong. $40 bucks for a pack of smokes, getting ejuice is akin to drug trafficking. Pretty soon we are all going to have to buy our juice in back alleys next to all the heroin addicts.
     
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    It is a bit of a joke buying e-juice in Australia, thank god for New Zealand I say.

    I've been vaping for just over a week now, was a 20'ish a day smoker and bought 9mg ejuice. The next lot I buy will be 6mg.

    My experiences so far with the juice I have at 9mg some are nice and smooth, and others give me one hell of a throat hit so I'm hoping the 6mg I'll be ordering this week will be better for me.
     
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    Since you will be using a sub-ohm tank I highly recommend no stronger than 6 mg and to get some 3 mg e-liquids soon.
     
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    If i were you i will use 6 mg plus
    Dry Balls C-Liquid by Flight AMS
    Cheers Mate....
    :bliss::bingo::banana::stars2:
     
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    Wondering why this got put in the What NOT to Do! forum?
     
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    Read the very top original post...Cheers!
     
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    AndriaD Shine on, you crazy... VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    I don't see anything in it that would qualify it for this subforum... if he's gone for a few months without nicotine, 6-8mg might be a little more than he can deal with, but maybe not; everyone's nic tolerance is wildly different. Usually it's pretty fast and easy to tell if one is using too much, as I learned right off the bat when the nimrods at the vape shop strongly recommended I start with 18mg. :D

    Andria
     
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    Ill do 12mg...usually a menthol flavor.... real harsh... i find it satifactory... to each thier own... youll get spun tho...
     
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    Pegleg Meg Bronze Contributor ECF Refugee

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    Nevermind, too early to be starting strife
     
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    Well because, I didn't want to make the mistake of getting too much nicotine, so I made a proactive "what not to do" thread, plus Im new to the page so Im still navigating my way around. Sorry if i ruined your day.
     
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    I think the original question about it being in this subforum was because it didn't seem like the foolhardy shit that usually winds up in "What NOT to do." :D Asking questions is the way to learn! But it's not difficult to tell if it's too much nicotine -- dizziness, sweats, abdominal sharp pains, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, are all pretty hard to miss. :D

    Andria
     
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    The what not to do part was, dont assume that because you smoked 12 mg smokes that youll need 12mg ejuice.
     
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    Very true; there really isn't any direct correlation between smokes and nic level -- i smoked for 39 yrs, anywhere from 1 to 3.5 pks daily... and anything over 6mg made me very nauseous at first. Maybe because I smoked ultra-lights for the last 20 yrs... but others that smoked ultra-lights are still using 12mg even years after switching -- no direct correlation at all.

    Andria
     
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    I use 6mg sub ohm and I use 18mg in my berserker or nautilus 2.
    I tried 3mg for a day and ended up on cigarettes again.
    Some people's cravings go away but mine don't.
    For me to find the right nicotine level I got a few liquids in different strengths. Maybe buy some 3mg, and some 6mg and see which you prefer.
    I used to sub ohm 12mg when I first started sub ohm and people couldn't believe. It's just different tolerances. Would be boring if we all vaped the same!
     
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    Number 1 there is no such thing as 12mg smokes.
    The strongest you can buy in the USA is American Spirit Unfiltered which has 3.5mg nicotine and 30 mg tar!
    Oh and good luck finding those.
    And just so you know it is easier to find real Russian cigarettes than those.
     
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    Here in cali you can get spirits everywhere... i used to smoke the black packs... but the MG rating on smokes is just an eatimate...
     
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    I just switched from 12mg to 6mg... i jisy end up chain vaping it a little more... but when i started vaping to quit smoking the 3-6 just didint do it for me...
     
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    I have yet to find any place that sells American Spirit Unfiltered outside of a few small rez places.And they usually sell out fast.The blacks you mentioned are the Perique Blend which doesn't have a big fuck ton of nicotine or tar.
    Hell not like either makes a difference.
    The strongest tasting cigarette I ever smoked was 1 of my dad's (Home Run) those things were straight up (chest busters)
    I had been a smoker for about 5 years by that time.Man those things had my head swimming.

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